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Warrior figure with mask and shield

Photo: Susan Dirk

Warrior figure with mask and shield

ca. 600 - 900

Many thousands of sculpted clay figures like this one were interred in noble burials along the Campeche coast and on Jaina Island. These record the people of their time, creating realistic portraits of the Maya people and illustrating aspects of their society.
10 5/16 in. (26.23 cm) x 5 1/4 in. x 2 1/2 in.
Gift of John H. Hauberg
Photo: Susan Dirk
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Art of the Ancient Americas, July 10, 1999 - May 11, 2003

San Francisco, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya, April 4, 2004 - January 2, 2005 Venue: National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Published ReferencesSelected Works, Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1991, p. 62

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